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of the night. >> romney: congratulations to you, mr. president on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. congratulations. >> bill: there you go. >> a rare moment of real, genuine humor from romney bot. >> bill: it was downhill from there. we're going to have a lot of help getting through the debate. all of you, of course, again your calls at 1-866-55-press. diana, congresswoman from colorado will be joining us as well as dennis van roekel, the president of the national education association. a lot of talk about education last night. a lot of talk about teachers lately. dennis van roekel here to talk about it this morning. we'll talk to reporters on the scene in denver, here in washington, d.c. who have been covering the campaign and covering the debate and take your call. but first... >> this is the "full court press." >> bill, the biggest news in washington yesterday was not the debate. it was not that the nationals won their final game of the season.
was back in a fighting mood today. pointing out that romney's policies last night were very different from the rest of his campaign. i think what the president might have been wondering is that age-old question... >> obama: i repeat will the real mitt romney please stand up? >> jennifer: will he stand up? unfortunately, the real mitt romney has stood up and here's what he's saying. this is what mitt romney is saying. of course i believe in all of these things! medicare, work for the employed, tax cuts for the middle class. saving homes cross my heart and hope to die. i, mitt romney, believe in all of these things. but i do not like the way the present administration is doing them. so just turn them over to me and i will do all of them. i will do more of them. i will do them better and the doing of them will not cost anybody anything. now, mitt romney would surely win the golden pinocchio. suffice it to say he told so many whoppers, too many to recount here. we're going to air our top mitt debate lies throu
over last night. >> obama: i want to thank governor romney because i think it was a terrific debate. and i very much appreciate it. >> eliot: minutes later liberal commentators began screaming about the attack lines the president could have used but ignored. why no mention of romney's damming comments that 47% of americans were freeloaders dependent on government handouts. obama campaign adviser david plough had an answer. it wasn't very good. >> 47%, that's an issue that 100% of the country knows about. the president wanted to tell the american people here's my job plan. focused on energy and education on the right way to fix the deficit. romney's approach is the wrong approach on taxes on deficit on wall street reform, on medicare and healthcare. >> eliot: on "good morning america," comedian jon stewart said he tried the same strategy in an upcoming debate with bile o'reilly. >> strategy that obama took, it is the rope-a-dope but instead of letting your opponent punch himself out you just get beat up. >>
the administration that will be leveled against him. >> eliot: let's talk politics. wednesday night mitt romney had the best day of his campaign. head to head against the president, and the president was not performing up to par not what we expect of him as a communicator, what we expect, articulating is what he's all about. suddenly the winds have been taken out of the sails of mitt romney a little bit, the data, the real data, there are so many things that ever three of us do is not there to substantiate his claim. what can he now do to say i really do have an engine of growth that i am going to start. >> he can't use that 8.1%, it matters a little bit. what he said today is what he'll continue to say. it's not good enough, fast enough and there are a few things that i think i can do to make it grow faster. but it's harder to make the case that obama has failed entirely on the economy when obviously we're at better place creating jobs, 5 million jobs since we hit the bottom. his policies are having impact and things are improving, that romney now has to go back and if we close more taxes and clos
. this is all from last night's debate. watch. >> obama: governor romney and i both agree corporate tax rates are too high. i suspect on social security we have similar position. and governor romney and i agree we got to boost american energy production. we've made enormous process on drawing on ideas on republicans and democrats. >> cenk: it's a debate! this is not when you agree. this is when you disagree! it's a debate! so unfortunately, i had given mitt romney some advice on how he can possibly win this thing and i said, look, come at it from the left. watch what i said before the debate. >> i would attack from the left. you say wait a minute, mitt romney is not a progressive you're right. who cares. you think the media is going to call that out? they're not going to call that out. if mitt romney did a full attack on president obama during the debates from a progressive perspective, that would actually work. and he'd get to say what? i care about the middle class. think guy obviously doesn't. >> cenk: and i talked about the middle class. i talked about poverty banks etc. and then get a lo
for a while, but now she is stumping for obama. >> stephanie: that's right. mittens last night. >> romney: last night i thought it was a great opportunity for americans to see two different visions for the country. >> stephanie: both of them. the one i used to have and the one i had last night. >> romney: we have two very different courses for america. trickle down government is one where the president will raise taxes on small business so create jobs. >> stephanie: wow! mittens, look at that. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: he unemployment rate falls to 7.8%. >> yeah, but that's not good enough. >> it's because he is lazy. >> stephanie: and stupid according to john sununu. susan in michigan. you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, suz? >> what happened? >> stephanie: i don't know. something is going on with the phones. >> what? hello. [ wah wah ] >> ringy dingy dingy. >> stephanie: all right. let's do some of the fun facts then. i'm trying one more christine in california are you there? >> caller: oh, my god. >> stephanie: there we go. >> caller: you g
to mitt romney. and you watched mitt romney on -- on -- two nights ago talk about his fake ideas for america. what seemed surprising to me watching that debate is it is almost like mitt romney made up a new economic plan about an hour and a half before the debate and decided to talk about that instead of what he had been talking about for the last year and a half. >> i had never seen that mitt romney before. i don't think his staff had seen that mitt romney before. i don't think mitt romney knew what he was going to say until he said it. and it seemed to be working so he went with it. if you are just going to make stuff up and completely pander to the audience and say whatever you need to say to get elected, you going to do well in a dee bait. >> jamal: let's take on one big issue from that debate. i follow this stuff pretty closely, and i felt like mitt romney just refused to sit down on a fact which pretty much everybody snows true which is he wants to give a $5 trillion tax cut that will go to benefiting the wealthy and hurt the middle class, right? >>
night. romney was introduced by bill marriott -- >> of the marriott marriotts. >> stephanie: chairman of the marriott. don't most of us have -- our own large hotel chains. >> also a member of the lds church. >> stephanie: chairman of marriott internationals who tried to humanize his friend. >> stop it. >> stop it. >> stephanie: seriously, all of you stop it. >> ann: stop it. >> stephanie: by telling a story. you ready for this, jim? tell me if you've heard this. >> i will be utilizing humor, i should let you know. >> stephanie: this is a hoot. hang on. by telling the story of romney a few years ago while both were visiting their summer places on lake whatever in new hampshire -- >> lake win business aukee -- >> stephanie: who can't relate to this. when you're visiting your summer place. already, right their summer place is in new hampshire. he told of taking his grandchildren to town on his boat for ice cream. already can't relate. when he needed someone to help tie off the boat at the dock, they al
. >> bill: yeah. >> so it just shows unless -- for families that have five nannies, they night understand the value of that little tiny break. >> bill: another way of showing how he doesn't relate to average families. did romney get -- what do the polls show? did he get any bounce out of the presidential debate? >> it is looking that way, sure. the first polled a little bit -- the other ones are starting to tickle out, showing a little bit of movement in his way. these are bounces, though which is why they call them bounces. it is already coming back down -- the polls were moving in romney's direction a few days before the debate kind of that natural, kind of movement of polls post convention and this certainly accelerated it. so the jobs numbers probably helped slow the obama fall but now we move into another week people will be talking about biden, and then a couple of more with romney and obama. >> bill: yeah, i was surprised and impressed, i guess that obama proved -- so he didn't have a good night, we all know that, but i thought he bounced back pretty quickly th
. these are the same proven myths and falsehoods that romney is going to say on wednesday night. these are the ones that his surrogates will repeat in the days after, and up to that debate. we are going to continue to focus on this, because we want you to be armed. it is up to us to refute their claims, us being us and you, and thanks to this memo you have a coming up, as you can see anybody with about ten minutes and a strong stomach can debunk mitt romney's myths. the question is will he persist with them during the debate? and why? it's go time. what time is it rob? oh, then it's go. go. go. go time. anybody? anybody? what time is it? oh, right. go time! ♪ >> jennifer: we have been outlining just a few of the ways that mitt romney is going to likely mythologyize his way through wednesday's first presidential debate. and us now is democratic strategy peter fenn. he runs his own firm, fenn communications group. peter thank you for joining us inside "the war room." >> thanks, it's great to be back, jennifer. >> jennifer: do you expect mitt romney to push things that have been
the contents of those comments. well, yesterday, surely as night turns to day, governor romney pulled yet another flip flop. so it is going to be really interesting to see how romney's new stance is going to go over with his big conservative donors and right-wingers. he says that he was wrong. so i want to turn to phoenix and "the war room"'s one and only tea party republican, j.d. hayworth. j.d. great to have you back inside "the war room." >> thanks, jennifer. good to be with you. >> jennifer: curious what was your reaction when you heard mitt romney had yet another change of heart. >> i wouldn't characterize it as that, i would characterize it as sometimes you have to explain yourself better, it's always dangerous when you explain yourself -- when you are explaining you are losing but it seems to be a clear differentiation where mr. romney made it very clear, there is a difference in people who don't support you electorally, there are places where i didn't get support -- >> what? >> i know it's shocking. and i dare say during your time as governor there were people
anna coulter and kevin powell as well. good night. [ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks." we've got a great show for you tonight. what does mitt romney have in his back pocket for tomorrow night's debate? >> i tell you what, $10,000? $10,000 bet? >> i'm not in the betting business. >> cenk: yeah, that really didn't work out that well. i hope he has something better than that. i don't hope that but what i'll tell you is what would i do if i were romney if i was in those debates? i'll show you that in a bit. and then later in the program i'm calling afghanistan wars. >> i was expecting a phone call from josh, instead i got one from his father. it's heartbreaking. i just want to reach out to all of them as much as i can. >> cenk: i'm going to tell you why that war is over. not because we want if to be over, but now the generals, the people in power are basically saying no mas. i'll tell you all about that. do you remember this crazy interview with sean hannity. >> is there anything that you regret getting out the car that night? >> no, sir. >> cenk: wow, you kno
for congress ad last night. a little insurance just in case? and rum and coke writes mitt romney accuses barack obama of wasting money on high-speed rail projects and soul train. very funny. i want to let y'all know i will be guest hosting joy behar's show "say anything" tomorrow on current. we will be having a very good political debate including rick unger of forbes and i'll be covering the convention -- the debate tomorrow with vice president gore for current and my own new weekly series so that happened which is a week in review show launches on current tv. currently, i'm really just all over current. i'm like the giving tree for current. i have my limbs my trunk my branches. i will be taking your calls when we come back. "buzzfeed" political reporter mackay coppins for my money knows more about mitt romney than any other journalist. he will be joining us right after the top of the hour. this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> john: good morning. this is the "bill press show." coming to you on current tv.
? >> stephanie: are you talking about his appearance on "the view"? >> yes. >> stephanie: that wasn't at night. well, i think he should have spoken more prematurely like mitt romney did. >> excuse me, they actually had information several goes going into it from the ambassador stating that he was in fear for his life. >> stephanie: obviously the investigation is not finished yesterday. but are you denying that there has been wide-spread violence over there? >> caller: are you denying -- >> she asked you a question, ma'am. >> stephanie: they are trying to get all of the details. what your point? >> caller: my question is what is your view on his response -- >> stephanie: my response is he is waiting for all of the facts. >> caller: he went to a fund raiser that might -- >> and mitt romneying went to a similar fund raiser that night -- not yet. >> stephanie: what should he have been doing? >> should he have flown to libya and done the investigation himself? >> caller: i think he should have stood up as the international leader that he is supposed to be. >> stephanie: and
] hard. however, you say if republican mitt romney had an actual plan, last night would have been a game changer. while he doesn't he put on a good show. >> yeah, and unfortunately we live in a country where putting on a good show is what people primarily need to do. >> stephanie: yeah i'm wondering don't you think it certainly helps that it has been so thoroughly fact checked in the meantime and the president has some up with the zingers the day after? >> yeah, that made it that such sadder. i'm trying to see if i can find a happy clappy thought. >> stephanie: you can do it. [ applause ] >> the gallup poll that just came out, that showed now the race is tied i know that is just an effect of the whole debate, and that might pass, but it was pretty gruesome when he flubbed up the whole anniversary wish to michelle i just thought this is going to go badly. >> stephanie: right. except i think the president obviously is ready now. we just went in the first segment and documents almost all of his major positions are exactly the opposite of the truth. >> yeah, unfort
to enjoy wednesday night. that's for sure. >> you better believe it. >> jennifer: thank you so much for joining us inside the war room "presidential debates: 50 years of high risk tv." if mitt romney told a lie in the forrest, would the main stream media hear it? we'll talk to eric boehlert next. a story you can only find in "the war room." presidential debate. with unrivaled analysis and commentary. >> you're going to hear that used as a major talking point. (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >>now that's politically direct. ♪ lord, you got no reason ♪ ♪ you got no right ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i find myself at the wrong place ♪ [ male announcer ] the ram 1500 express. ♪ ♪ it says a lot about you. ♪ ♪ in a deep, hemi-rumble sort of way. guts. glory. ram. you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. ♪ >> jennifer: with mitt romney trailing in many of the polls the republicans have spent the last
happening tonight in america, as they say debate night in america! we are going to be -- we are going to be talking about the debates for the rest of the show. barack obama and mitt romney, the rumble in the rookies. >> did you just make that up? because i love it. the rumble in the rockies. >> somebody will be talking about the meltdown in the mile high city tomorrow. we'll just keep the i il lit reaction going. i've been on the show before, seen a bunch of these debates. there's a debate about the debates going on about whether or not debates matter. do you think debates matter? call here at 866-55-press. give us a call, let us know, do you think that debates matter? >> this morning as we talk about debates, i can't help thinking about what's going on with mitt romney right now, mitt romney running for president and for most of his campaign been talking about one single issue the economy the economy, the economy. >> i think president obama is talking about something else that's bigger, leadership. mitt romney hasn't been talking about leadership. the thing that happens in these deba
people tomorrow night if he has a good performance. on the other hand, as governor chris christie said over the weekend, if mitt romney comes in and is able to hold his own or even get a few good jabs in, he could get a bit of a bounce. he's been struggling. this is an important debate. the first one's always important. it set acetone and tenor for the others. >> jennifer: i love the fact we have these ringside seats for history in the making. we have unearthed a radio clip from the very first -- as far as we know, the very first official presidential debate. it was from a primary match-up between thomas dewey and harold stacken in 1948. lea take a -- let's take a listen to dewey. >> i'm wholeheartedly, unswervingly against any esteemed laws outlawing people because of their religious political, social or economic ideas. i'm against it because it's a violation of the constitution of the united states and bill of rights and clearly so. >> jennifer: something about that language that is fantastic. how important were the
city i just flew in from last night seattle. good morning. >> good morning. my question for the debate would be is governor romney's -- governor etch-a-sketch, that is, his refusal to release a history of tax returns to be taken as a new standard and setting a new precedent for presidential candidates or should we take this as just one time just for him just for now? i'd like to see how both of them respond to that. >> what do you think mitt romney is going to say if he's asked that question. >> i think he'll say it's up to the individual. >> he will, he will, just as it was up to his father when his father released 11 or 12 years when he set the standard. >> if i was barack obama, i would remind the american people that we have employers who will require a drug test. we have employers that will ask for your facebook password. we have all kinds of standards that employers require of us that you would think actually seem more invasive to me rather than simply showing us that you pay taxes and you're within the law for the next 10 years or so. my personal opinion is we need a bill that s
. but the first visceral reaction i had was that romney did himself some good in this debate. i'm strongly supporting president obama, and i think he is going to win, but i don't think this was his best night. >> cenk: governor grandholm? [ laughter ] >> jennifer: i'm sad to say that i agree, and i really really am sad to say that i agree, because i so wanted to be wrong about thinking that romney was going to come out swinging. i think the president -- he was right on facts, but there were opportunities that were missed. so the not saying -- not hitting back on the $716 billion was a missed opportunity. i know the fact checkers -- >> al gore: and romney said it five times. >> cenk: or six times. >> jennifer: and there was stuff about cayman islands that would have been mentioned. all of that. but if you look at what is happening on line the fact checkers -- there is style versus substance. the fact checkers were going crazy because of romney's statements and failure to identify again which of the deductions that he would cut -- i mean his continual saying i will repea
on wednesday night. again, how many mitt romneys are there now? more "viewpoint" coming up next. >> eliot: is it mitt romney 8.0 or 9.0 the etch-a-sketch has been shaken so many times it's hard to keep track. mitt romney seemed to oppose every principle he had been campaigning on thus far. but apparently mitt's transformation has continued. last night romney continued to remove himself from a quotings sour fog this time disavowing his comment that 47% of the country is compromised of moochers. >> romney: well, clearly in a campaign of thousands of sessions you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i came out somethingsaid somethingthat came out wrong. >> eliot: the largest single molly haul for either candidate this election cycle. for more, let's go to katrina vanden hovel, thank you for joining us tonight. >> thank you eliot. >> eliot: what is mitt romney? this meese of a fog. he stands for absolutely nothing. >> well, he's reinventing himself as fast as he can. he's fleeing from the man of up for the nomination for tax cuts for the richest and callousness
hd m last night. we're at number three healthcare. romney has repeatedly said he would repeal obama care on day one and yet last night he said well, he truly wouldn't get rid of all of it. he would keep the most popular piece which is covering pre-existing conditions. >> romney: actually, it's a lengthy description but number one, pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan. >> jennifer: then after the debate his top deputy eric fehrnstrom, the guy who said that the campaign would etch-a-sketch away its positions. fehrnstrom -- clarified mitt romney's position saying... >> jennifer: in other words mitt romney will not guarantee coverage for pre-existing conditions and you better hope that you live in the right state or that you're lucky enough to already have insurance. in fact, romney admitted the very same thing back in march to jay leno. >> romney: people with pre-existing conditions as long as they've been insured before, they will continue -- >> suppose they were never insured. >> if they're 4
. good morning congresswoman. what was your impression of last night? >> i thought governor romney came across as very aggressive but he was really saying the same thing that he has been saying all along. i'm not going to put everything on the table and have a comprehensive solution to our economic problems because heaven forbid we would raise taxes on people making over $250,000. >> stephanie: right. >> he said he would repeal obamacare, and this is what i have been hearing in congress too, repeal and replace, but they forget the details of the replace. >> stephanie: exactly. >> we're not going to cut defense spending but don't you worry, we're going to balance the budget. i think the president was trying to explain why we have worked hard to stabilize the economy and now what he is going to try to do for the middle class in the next four years. so pundits are saying maybe he should have challenged governor romney more or whatever i -- i think that -- that he was trying to lay out his own plan is what i think happened. >> stephanie: right. did you feel like -- th
yesterday surely as night turns to day governor romney pulled yet another flip-flop. >> it was completely wrong. i absolutely believe however that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> so it's going to be really interesting to see how romney's new stance is going to go over with his big conservative donors and right wingers. he said that he was wrong. i want to turn to phoenix and the war rooms one and only toe party republican, j.d. hayworth. great to have you back inside the war room. >> thanks, jennifer, good to be with you. >> i'm curious j.d., what was your reaction when you heart mitt romney had yet another change of heart. >> oh, i wouldn't characterize it as that. i'd characterize it as sometimes you to have explain yourself better and so it's always dangerous when you explain as president obama found out the other night in the debate. when you're explaining, you're losing. it seemed to be a clear differentiation. there's a difference people who don't support you electorally. there were parts of my district where i didn't get support but i was expected to be congressman for
romney has had several different positions so even if he takes a very clear position tomorrow night, that's going to be a different position from the one he took three months ago or three years ago. >> eliot: i also want to challenge the premise of your position. not that we're trying to jump on you from both sides. the public has been more forgiving of president obama because they understand the trend line. the action d said unemployment 8.1 but they remember it was at 10 and when george w. bush was president and left office, we were losing jobs at 750,000 per month. so i think rather than the absolute number, the trend line and the sense of confidence, it maybe confidence overstates it. it states they're coming back as in the benefit for the president. >> just like jill biden said today, the middle class has been buried for the first four years. first time i've ever agreed with joe biden. the gdp was revised downward from 1.7% growth to 1.3%. we know that another million one trillion was added to the federal debt in
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